On June 29, I blogged about Google+ challenges to Facebook in the realm of social networking and, as an old IT person I check to see what’s new in technology on a regular basis not only for my own benefit, but also to share technology  on SpittalStreet that might be of use to genealogists.

According to PC World Magazine there are 9 reasons to switch from Facebook to Google+. Although I personally don’t think this will happen anytime soon, I do think that people will likely have online presence on both before making a change.

The article reports that those 9 reasons range from “ease-of-use to respect for data privacy”.  The lack of privacy has been my main gripe with Facebook and I wonder if this is possible. What a concept!

We all know that Google is huge, in fact it’s so big that people refer to any internet search as Googling regardless of the search engine being used. The Google+ Project will being a pivotal part of Google’s whole identity and will essentially reshape the company.

The 9 reasons cover:

  1. Integration with Google Services
  2. Better friend Management
  3. Better Mobile App
  4. Easier to find stuff to share
  5. You can get your data back
  6. Better photo tagging
  7. Strong group chat features
  8. Safer content sharing
  9. Google is a better steward of your personal data.

The article is clearly written and well worth a read so here’s the link P C World Magazine.

Here too is the link to PC World’s Hands-On First Impressions.

To top it all off here’s a link to the PC Worlds comparison slide show.

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2 Comments on 9 Reasons to Switch from Facebook to Google+

  1. Nessie says:

    Thank you for this post. I’m going to look into Google+. I know exactly what you mean about Facebook security problems. Never put too much information up there.

  2. Nancy H. says:

    Thanks for the information about Google+.

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